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Bappaditya Ray, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also the Chief and Medical Director of the Neurocritical Care unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. 

Dr. Ray earned his medical degree at Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, India. After his medical school he trained in Anatomy and Developmental Neurobiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. His research focus during this training was development of human auditory pathway. He moved to the US in 2007 and completed his Neurology residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Neurocritical Care fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has subspecialty certification in Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties and Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training by Society of Neurological Surgeons.

After completion of his clinical training Dr. Ray joined as an Assistant Professor in Neurology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. He led in expansion the Neurocritical Care Unit at Oklahoma University Medical Center after becoming the medical director of the unit. He also was the medical director of clinical research in the department of Neurology and served in several leadership positions both in the department and the hospital. He moved to UT Southwestern Medical Center to set up a new Neurocritical Care Unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas and joined as an Associate Professor in Neurology with secondary appointment in Neurological Surgery. 

His clinical interests include hemorrhagic stroke, coma, status epilepticus, acute neuromuscular disorders and traumatic brain injury. He has been involved in several investigator initiated projects in subarachnoid hemorrhage and also participates in multicenter clinical trials. His primary research interest focuses on how body's response vary to acute brain injury like subarachnoid hemorrhage.

He also is involved in medical education through training medical students, residents and clinical fellows and mentors trainees in their research projects. He was awarded outstanding attending physician by neurology residents in 2018 and most influential medical educator by graduating neurology residents in 2015 at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.

Dr. Ray is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, the Neurocritical Care Society, the Society for Critical Care Medicine and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.


Medical School
Nilratan Sircar Medical College, India (2001)
Junior Resident
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (2005), Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2011), Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Neurocritical Care

Research Interest

  • Activated platelets
  • Acute brain injury
  • Coma
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Systemic response after acute brain injury


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Cryptococcal Meningoencephalitis During Convalescence From Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia.
Thota DR, Ray B, Hasan M, Sharma K, Neurohospitalist 2022 Jan 12 1 96-99
Quantitative Analysis of Stress-Induced Hyperglycemia and Intracranial Blood Volumes for Predicting Mortality After Intracerebral Hemorrhage.
Nouh CD, Ray B, Xu C, Zheng B, Danala G, Koriesh A, Hollabaugh K, Gordon D, Sidorov EV, Transl Stroke Res 2022 Jan
Refractory Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in a Patient With Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-A Clinical Conundrum.
Newton F, Glaser K, Reeves J, Sheperd L, Ray B, Neurohospitalist 2021 Oct 11 4 360-364
Criteria for Emergency Brain MRI During Stroke-Alert.
Sidorov E, Iser C, Kapoor N, Ray B, Chainakul J, Xu C, Alexandrov AV, Gordon DL, J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2021 Jun 30 8 105890


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Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Attending Award, OU Neurology
    Best attanding physician awarded by all Neurology residents in clinical program at OU HSC (2018)
  • Most Influential Medical Educator Award, OU Neurology
    Awarded by graduating residents in Neurology (2015)
  • American Neurological Association Resident Symposium, American Neurological Association
    ANA award to attend annual meeting (2010)
  • Neurocritical Care Society Travel Grant recipient, Neurocritical Care Society
    Top 10 applicants to attend NCS meeting (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2008)
  • American Neurological Association (2018)
  • American Stroke Association (2010)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2016)
  • Neurocritical Care (2016)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2009)
  • Neurohospitalist Society (2020)
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine (2010)
  • Translational Stroke Research (2017)